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Partners

THE Vendée Globe city

Every four years, Les Sables d'Olonne becomes the center of the world. From the hopeful departure to the end of this round the world race, the pontoons of Port Olona give a warm welcome to the boats and to the single-handed adventurers who face this challenge.

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The Vendée Globe: forever in Vendée

It was not by chance that the Vendée Globe was created in the French region of Vendée: it is a land of entrepreneurs, where people willingly take up challenges, so our « department » looking outwards to the Atlantic was the obvious choice. Since the very first contest back in 1989, the sports fans and adventure lovers of Vendée have turned out in force for those skippers, attempting to overcome the «Everest of the Seas» every four years.

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French leader for fresh products catering, our family business has been over the past 40 years loyal and committed to everything it undertakes
We believe in the human side of things and it has been at the centre of our organisation, and of our involvement in sailing.
We believe in the strength of the collective and collaborative group, of meeting, sharing and exchanging... to build the future and face together all sorts of challenges.

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Open to others through human solidarity, its sense of community and the vitality of its youth; full of regional diversity, unique architectural heritage, varied landscapes and protected from the Loire Valley right up to the shores of the Atlantic; reaching out to the rest of the world through its innovative businesses, centres of excellence and major events: the Pays de la Loire region moves forward with minds wide open.

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Official Partners

SAEM Vendée entrusts HIGHFIELD with the supply of a 42 RIB fleet to ensure the safe departure and arrival of participants in this legendary challenge. With its presence across the seven seas through its customers, HIGHFIELD offers this major event its entire expertise to develop and launch a limited edition of three models totally adapted to the needs of the organization. HIGHFIELD will offer them on sale to the General public in association with HONDA Marine, the four-stroke outboard technology’s pioneer.

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Eoliennes en mer Îles d’Yeu et de Noirmoutier, official Renewable Energy partner of the Vendée Globe 2016 Edition.

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Official Suppliers

MUSTO is the world’s leading performance sailing brand.  We have 50 years’ experience in designing specialist sailing clothing which is worn and endorsed by the world’s most celebrated sailors.  Founded by Olympic medallist Keith Musto, the silhouette of his Flying Dutchman is proudly emblazoned on all sailing apparel as an internationally recognised mark of excellence.

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Throughout the entire race, CLS will monitor the sailing boats in the 2016 Vendee Globe event. Each boat is equipped with a “MAR YI” tracking and assistance beacon.

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Official timer

Since its launch in early 2007, the Belgian brand Ice-Watch has brought a breath of freshness into the watchmaking world. Imagining colourful and quality watches, both stylish and affordable presented in a packaging with an innovative design that matches the watch. Ice-Watch has quickly become a reference on the market (available in more than 75 countries), perfectly in line with the trend in consumption and the social phenomenon of change, which confirms the attractiveness of this fashion accessory, “this little luxury item accessible to everyday life”.

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Official car

Since 1948 Land Rover has been manufacturing authentic 4x4s that represent true “breadth of capability” across the model range. Land Rover continues to build the world's most capable all-purpose vehicles. A blend of refinement, performance and unmatched all-terrain capability make our vehicles so distinctive and unique. Discovery, Discovery Sport, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover and Range Rover Evoque each define the world's 4x4 sectors, with 80% of this model range exported to over 170 countries.

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